As with the rest of your body, your mouth is constantly changing. The bone and soft tissue in your mouth is what holds the denture in place. Once tissue resorption occurs, it will result in your existing dentures no longer fitting the same. This is where a reline could be beneficial! A reline is the process whereby a new base material is added to the soft tissue side of your denture, which will allow them to fit better once again.
A few reasons that could contribute towards these changes, such as tissue shrinkage and resorption is:
- Loss of weight
- Loss of Teeth
- Loss of bone
- Disease and illness
There are 2 types of relines, soft and hard.